May 5, 2021

Our independent businesses in Kings Heath are what make our part of the world so unique! And, after a whirlwind year like no other for local businesses, our appreciation and admiration for independents has grown immensely. We know that our joint effort to #ShopLocal has provided a crucial lifeline to so many shops that we know and love in B14, and we want to celebrate them with you! Below, we’ve picked out just 15 of our local favourites, but those are just the tip of the iceberg. Be sure to make the most of everything our neighbourhood has to offer by continuing to shop locally and in-store now that lockdown measures are lifting.
Spread the #IndieLove in Kings Heath!

Top Banana – 14 York Road
Specialising in premium vintage wear for both men and women, Top Banana deal in original clothing direct from the USA, with an extensive selection of Converse and Vans footwear among other popular brands.

Monday – Saturday
10am – 5:30pm




Polar Bear Records – 10 York Road
Anyone who wants to talk and listen to music in a friendly and warm atmosphere knows that Polar Bear Records is the place to go! The team deal in all genres, from jazz and rock to metal and indie, while specialising in great record labels, such as ECM, Kranky and more.

Tuesday – Friday
12pm – 6pm
11am – 6pm



Maurice Robinson Sports – 4 York Road
Maurice Robinson Sports is one of the leading suppliers of racket sport items in the UK – shop online or in store at their specialist racket sports showroom here in Kings Heath.

Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays by appointment only for the time being – call 0121 444 3021 to schedule your visit!



Antiques & Curios Creations – 3 Poplar Road
Discover the treasure trove that is Antiques & Curios Creations on Poplar Road.

Monday – Saturday
10am – 6pm



Armadillo – 14 Poplar Road
Armadillo brings you colourful, crafty, lovely things in a way that is ethical and responsible, specialising in beads and craft materials, wool and knitting supplies, and colourful gifts and cards.

Monday – Saturday
10:30am – 5:30pm



Harvest Skincare – 34 Poplar Road
Harvest Skincare is an independent organic skincare brand, a home-grown business that started in 2009 and now has almost 100 like-minded stockists worldwide. Their team serves the local community and their online customers from the firmly established Kings Heath store.

Be sure to check out their brand new range, which has recently launched into Cos stores all over the world – amazing news!

Monday 10am – 3pm
Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday, Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday, Saturday 10am – 5pm



Xover Nutrition – 61 The Parade
Xover Nutrition is a family run business founded in November 2018 through our belief that Vegan, Natural, Ethical and Cruelty Free products should be available to everyone of all ages. From health and food to beauty and vitamins, they stock thousands of vegan and organic products.

Monday – Sunday
10am – 6pm



Enki – 30 High Street
As well as sourcing the most beautiful handmade gifts on offer, ENKI has an in house traditional jeweller offering repairs and bespoke commissions.

Monday – Saturday
10am – 5pm



Ginger Tree Boutique – 66 High Street
At the Ginger Tree Boutique we bring you a wide range of timeless ladies Lagenlook clothing, fashion hand bags, scarves, watches, shoes and jewellery for women who are free spirited and love to interpret their own unique style at fashion savvy prices.

Monday – Saturday
10am – 5pm



CooShoo – 21A York Road
CooShoo is Birmingham’s only independent children’s shoe shop, help you find first shoes with ease, offering quality, design and a stress-free experience.

Open by appointment only for the time being.
Monday, Tuesday + Thursday – Saturday
9am – 5pm



I Had one Of Those – 31 York Road

The award-winning team at IHOOT not only offers sweets, toys and games throughout the decades, but plenty more to evoke memories of childhood and times gone by.

While the shop remains closed for the time being, you can still order sweet for home delivery here.


Spectacle Emporium – 2 High Street
Get your next eyewear purchase completely right by choosing from Spectacle Emporium’s carefully curated selection of frames, with ranges entirely exclusive to Birmingham – guided by award-winning stylists. Take advantage of a 10% discount on all new purchases when you subscribe to Independent Birmingham. Let’s celebrate the Best of Brum!

Check out Sabine – a French eyewear brand that’s new to the store. Spectacle Emporium are the first to stock Sabine here in the UK!

Open by appointment only for the time being.
Tuesday, Wednesday + Friday, Saturday
11am – 3pm



The Jewellery Stop – 44 Poplar Road
The Jewellery Stop has an extensive range of colourful costume jewellery, scarves and accessories. Quote in store or enter code at checkout for 15% off your next purchase. Code: EKH21. Expires 30th June.

Monday – Friday
9:30am – 4:30pm



Balloon Away – 11 Waterloo Road
Balloon Away offers a stunning balloon decoration service to customers throughout Birmingham and surrounding areas with many years experience,catering for all occasions whatever the budget.

Monday, Tuesday
1:30pm – 5pm
Thursday – Saturday
10am – 5pm



Frank Nutt Sewing Machines – 17-23 Poplar Road
Frank Nutt Sewing Machines is a family business providing sewing machines for all budgets and hobby types; extensive showroom here in Kings Heath with over 100 machines on display!

Open by appointment only for the time being.
Monday – Tuesday + Thursday – Saturday.

Who’s your favourite local indie retailer? Let us know by emailing us at!